National Jeweler Network



Tenn. Retailer Harold Markman Dies

Harold Markman, who founded Markman’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in Knoxville, Tenn. with his wife, Ida, died Sunday. He was 89 years old.  


From AGTA GemFair: How to Sell Color

In an education session held Friday, AGTA CEO Doug Hucker told jewelers how they can talk about colored stones in a way that will make consumers comfortable with buying them.


AGS CEO Ruth Batson to Retire in 2017

The American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories announced today that CEO Ruth Batson will retire in the summer of 2017, marking the end of a nearly 25-year career with the organization.


From AGTA GemFair: LJD Designs

Laura Jackowski-Dickson displayed her collections inspired by the elements--Water, Fire, Earth and Sky.


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From JCK Tucson: Alishan

The brand was showcasing new floral designs in 18-karat yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver as well as a bridal collection aimed at a younger crowd with sleek bands and stones.


4 Good Reads for February

Books that look toward the future of business and assist innovators in reaching their goals are among those National Jeweler is recommending to retailers this month.


From JCK Tucson: Rebecca Myers

The designer displayed her four collections, which are inspired by nature and use karat gold, platinum and oxidized silver to create organic looks.


Wearable Purchases to Increase 18 Percent in 2016

A report released by Gartner projects that global sales of wearable electronic devices will top 200 million units and total nearly $30 million this year.


From Centurion: Le Vian’s New Jewelry Watches

Le Vian is launching a line of jewelry watches aimed at filling a gap in the market for diamond-set women’s timepieces that hit a certain price point.